The Hot Marilyn

By Mimmo Rotella SKU:188894

Mimmo Rotella's "The Hot Marilyn," painted in 1962, is a captivating artwork that showcases his innovative décollage technique. Through torn posters and layers, he reimagines Marilyn Monroe's allure. The painting's exceptional nature lies in its ability to fuse pop culture iconography with urban fragments, offering a fresh perspective on Monroe's legacy. "The Hot Marilyn" not only demonstrates Rotella's artistic prowess but also prompts viewers to appreciate the timeless fascination with Monroe's charisma, making it a truly special and visually engaging painting.

55 cm

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Title: Reimagining Iconography: Mimmo Rotella’s “”The Hot Marilyn””

Year Painted: 1962

Mimmo Rotella’s captivating artwork, “”The Hot Marilyn,”” painted in 1962, offers a remarkable fusion of artistic innovation and pop culture allure. Through his groundbreaking décollage technique, he transforms Marilyn Monroe’s iconic image into a dynamic collage of torn posters.

Rotella, the visionary Italian artist, redefined artistic creation with décollage, tearing and layering posters to create new narratives. “”The Hot Marilyn”” is a prime example of this technique, reimagining Monroe’s sensuality against a backdrop of urban fragments. The year 1962 marked a phase of heightened fascination with Monroe’s legacy, allowing Rotella to contribute a fresh perspective to her iconic status.

The title “”The Hot Marilyn”” reflects the painting’s bold and vibrant reinterpretation. Through layers of torn posters, Rotella captures Monroe’s magnetism while infusing the composition with urban energy. What sets this artwork apart is its ability to bridge the gap between high art and pop culture, offering a new lens through which to view Monroe’s enduring appeal.

The painting’s allure lies in its ability to transcend time and context. While rooted in the early 1960s, “”The Hot Marilyn”” remains relevant, as it reflects the ongoing fascination with Monroe’s charisma and mystique. Rotella’s décollage technique elevates Monroe’s image, infusing it with layers of complexity and depth.

In the broader context of art history, “”The Hot Marilyn”” speaks to the enduring dialogue between art and celebrity culture. The artwork becomes a reflection of how artistic innovation can recontextualize and amplify iconic imagery. It underscores Rotella’s ability to blend diverse elements into a cohesive artistic statement.

In conclusion, Mimmo Rotella’s “”The Hot Marilyn,”” painted in 1962, is a testament to the fusion of artistic ingenuity and pop culture fascination. Through its portrayal of Monroe’s allure amidst urban fragments, the painting invites viewers to appreciate her enduring legacy in a new light. As we engage with this visually captivating artwork, we are reminded of art’s capacity to reinterpret and elevate iconic imagery across time and generations.

Original size:
101 x 140 cm (width x height)
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Minimal order width:
40 cm
Maximum order width:
122 cm

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